PREP BASKETBALL BRIEFS
HAWKS CONTINUE TO ROLL: Heart of Iowa Conference leader South Hamilton buried 10 3-pointers and drilled Colfax-Mingo, 63-44, Friday night in Colfax.
Freshman Collin Hill sizzled again for South Hamilton (12-3, 11-2 HOIC) with a game-high 25 points. Trevor Ullestad went off for 14 points from the perimeter and Andrew Wintermote did damage inside with 10.
Ullestad (four), Hill (three) and Matt Hislop (two) combined for nine of the Hawks’ triples. Caleb Olson also connected from long range.
Hislop scored seven points and dished out eight assists.
Colfax-Mingo (0-13, 0-11 HOIC) received 11 points from Colin Lourens.
The Hawks outscored Colfax-Mingo 21-13 in the second quarter to open up a 34-24 halftime advantage.
TROJANS PUT CADETS AWAY AFTER BREAK: Tied at 34 at the half, the Northeast Hamilton boys’ basketball team came to life and outscored CAL 31-16 in the second half to roll to a 65-50 Iowa Star Conference victory Friday night in Blairsburg.
Logan Seiser was his usual dominant self with 20 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and three steals. He’s notched a double-double in all 11 games this season.
But the Trojans (5-6, 4-6 ISC) had plenty of balance, as three other players scored in double figures. Hunter Dilley drained five 3-pointers and scored a season-high 17 points. Nick Jeffers and Austin Smith both poured in 10 points.
CAL GIRLS HANDLE NEH: CAL raced out to a 28-12 halftime lead and withstood a big fourth quarter by Northeast Hamilton to knock off the Trojets, 48-36, on Friday in Blairsburg.
NEH nearly doubled its offensive output over the final eight minutes. The Trojets had 19 in the first three quarters and 17 in the final period.
Andi Anderson had a season-high 17 points in the loss. CAL’s Karter Miller led all scorers with 21.
C-M RALLIES BY HAWK GIRLS: Colfax-Mingo outscored South Hamilton 15-2 in the fourth quarter to rally from an eight-point deficit and pick up its first win of the season, 45-40, on Friday in Colfax.
The Tigerhawks (1-13, 1-11 HOIC) received a game-high 19 points from McKenzie Cogley.
Savana Stangeland (20 points, 18 rebounds) and Kaitlin Fisher (10 points, 11 rebounds) both produced a double-double for the Hawks (1-15, 1-13 HOIC). Kali Lucas added four points and Kayla Monthei dished out six assists.